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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Slootman <paul@wau.mis.ah.nl> writes:

    Paul> That's what I thought. But then what is this business about
    Paul> perl-5.004 and perl-5.005? It looks like a tiny incremental
    Paul> change, but it has led to quite a lot of confusion IMHO and
    Paul> pains when upgrading from slink to potato.  Why wasn't the
    Paul> perl package simply replaced?

Because the binary modules from 5.004 couldn't be used with those from
5.005, and people have legitimate reasons for still using 5.004 over
5.005 or vice-versa.

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